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Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:06 pm
by Raven
I'm going with Mucho Gusto

Roadster is in the race too!

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:16 pm
by Squeaky
Easy win for MG. Roadster closed for second over Visitant. Mucho Gusto may be Bobs best three year old right now.

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:20 pm
by barbaro111
Squeaky wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Easy win for MG. Roadster closed for second over Visitant. Mucho Gusto may be Bobs best three year old right now.
Disappointed 8n Roadster--i guess he just isn't as good as I thought he was

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:25 pm
by Raven
A slowly run race. The outcome was never in doubt!

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:42 pm
by Squeaky
Roadster still looks very thin to me and a bit dull before the race

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:52 pm
by Apollo
Squeaky wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Roadster still looks very thin to me and a bit dull before the race
Yes, he looks thin and he needs things to break his way. That didn't threaten to happen today with such a slow pace and a classy stablemate several lengths ahead of him with the jockey hand riding and looking around.

Still not a bad effort by Roadster. I am always a believer than everything tends to drift back to the beginning. I don't care about current form so much as what the horse demonstrated at one point. If there isn't an injury involved then Roadster is eligible to return to his Santa Anita Derby form and beyond.

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:02 pm
by Raven
I just don't think that Roadster is as fast as other top 3yr olds. Nothing wrong with that, but even his best is below top tier

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:07 am
by Mylute
Squeaky wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Easy win for MG. Roadster closed for second over Visitant. Mucho Gusto may be Bobs best three year old right now.
Good for Visitant. I was rooting for him.

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:48 pm
by Starine
barbaro111 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Disappointed 8n Roadster--i guess he just isn't as good as I thought he was
I wouldn't write him off just yet. Baffert himself said the horse had lost weight and Smith said he didn't have that usual punch. It's very clear the colt is not in form right now and probably needs time off.

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:33 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Roadster has never looked like a robust colt, appearing much more slender in build than stablemates like Game Winner. He may be hard to keep fit and still keep weight on him.